March 4, 2007
LAKELAND, Fla. - Playing at Joker Marchant Stadium, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers, the Michigan State baseball team opened up its Spring Break trip with a 22-1 thrashing of Saint Joseph's (0-9) Sunday evening.
The Spartans (2-2) plated nine runs in the first frame, knocking out Hawks starter Chris Prescott after 1/3 of an inning.
Four Spartans collected three hits each, including first baseman Evan Friedland, who went 3-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored. Freshman right fielder Eli Boike hit two triples and drove in four runs, while junior shortstop Brandon Doherty collected three hits, including a double, to go along with three RBI. MSU returns to action Monday to take on Pittsburgh at 6:05 p.m.
Craig Brookes (1-0) picked up the win for MSU, firing five innings of shutout ball. He scattered two hits and struck out four on one walk.